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Island Lake Lodge's Bear Bistro & Tamarack Dining Room have been setting the standard for mountain cuisine for many years.


Island Lake Lodge is typically open Friday - Tuesday during the operational season.

Closed ALL Wednesdays and Thursdays, AND Fridays & Saturdays on the following dates:

  • June 21-22 (Bear Bistro also closed on June 24)
  • July 5-6, 19-20, 26-27 
  • August 8-10, 23-24, 30-31
  • September 6-7, 13-14, 20-21

NB: On Operational dates when the lodge is closed for private functions, guest may park at the lower parking lot use the hiking trails, but there will be no food & beverage or Spa service available at the Lodge. On Wednesdays & Thursdays, there is no access beyond the lower parking lot. 



  • 11am - 5pm: Friday - Tuesday (blackout dates apply)
  • Spacious patio and rustic indoor space with handcrafted fireplace and log bar
  • Casual dining with an emphasis on delicious local flavours
  • Welcoming atmosphere with spectacular views
  • Curated cocktails featuring local flavours
  • No pets on the patio, "pet parking" adjacent the restaurant in the surrounding treed area 
  • No reservations, first-come-first-serve 


  • 5pm - 10pm: Friday - Monday (blackout dates apply)
  • Reservations are required; call 250-423-3700
  • Extensive wine library
  • Acclaimed seasonal menus 
  • Fireplace & open kitchen
  • Indoor & outdoor tables with magnificent views of the Lizard Range
  • Gourmet fine dining

Please review the schedule of operations to plan your visit. 

The approach to food at Island Lake Lodge is simple; complexity without complication. Organic and traditionally raised foods are prepared with unpretentious flavourings and well-executed techniques. Believing that there should be strong connections between plate, planet, people, and culture, the culinary team are committed to the procurement of ethically raised and enviro-wise products presented in healthy and balanced dishes. The menu focuses on unprocessed, unrefined, whole foods, traditionally prepared, to offer countless flavours, textures and concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Summer Activities at Island Lake Lodge

Gourmet dining, hiking, accommodation, spa, and simple relaxation. Call for availability and reservations.

Note: some days the lodge may not be available or open due to a private function - call or visit the calendar for schedules and events. Visitors can still access the trails.

How To Get Here In Summer

Island Lake Lodge is in a private wilderness setting only 14km from Fernie and easily accessible in summer via Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road. Look for the large "Island Lake Lodge" sign on HWY 3 between town and Fernie Alpine Resort turn-off. The access road is rugged, please allow yourself approx. 20 minutes to drive up. 

  • Contact Information
  • 888-422-8754 (Toll Free)
  • 250-423-3700
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  • 7.2km up Mt Fernie Park Road, Fernie, BC V0B 1M0
  • Details
    • Fine Dining
    • Dinner
    • Lunch
    • Non smoking
    • Outside Patio
    • Pub/Lounge
    • Reservations accepted
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